Nominate a mental health program worthy of the spotlight

Sarasota-based mental-health consortium Here4Youth wants to shine a spotlight on outstanding local programs helping under-25 people in the community to thrive.

Here4Youth is a collaboration initiated and supported by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation that is building an overarching network of care in Sarasota County. Its many partners include First Step of Sarasota; the Florida Department of Health; the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Sarasota; Sarasota County Health and Human Services; Sarasota County Schools; and the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network.

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Here4Youth is looking for nominees to its Shine a Spotlight program that are:

  • A service or program nominated by someone other than themselves, preferably by someone who has used the service.
  • Community programs and volunteer efforts that are replicable.
  • A program that helps Sarasota youth with behavioral/mental health issues or their families or that focus on prevention. 
  • A group that is willing to be recognized by Here4Youth. 

Agencies as a whole are not eligible. 

The nomination form can be found here.